Doctoral Programs

A listing of the doctoral programs offered by the College of Education are provided below. Students are also encouraged to review additional content posted to the UNLV Graduate Catalog, UNLV Graduate College website, and the UNLV Degrees Directory. Information related to the application and admissions process is available through the UNLV Graduate College website.

Program Description Program Handbook Selected Syllabi
Ph.D. in Special Education This program is designed with an emphasis in the development of skills in scientific inquiry and leadership. Students enrolled in this study program gain an understanding of philosophy and theory as they relate to the conduct of research and program evaluation. Graduates pursue careers in schools, institutions of higher education, research centers and agencies that require the competencies developed through a Ph.D. course of study.
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Program Description Program Handbook Selected Syllabi
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology This program prepares independent scholars to make significant contributions to knowledge in specialized areas of educational psychology. Students complete a core of research and learning theory courses, a specialization strand, and an emphasis area. Specialization strands within this Ph.D. are available in School Psychology and in Foundations (assessment, program evaluation, research, and learning in school domains).
Ph.D. in Higher Education This program is versatile and allows students to concentrate in one of several areas, depending on each person's educational and career goals. Our departmental partnership with educational psychology means that doctoral students get a combination of content and methodological coursework and research opportunities that span individual leadership to organizational levels, embodied within the following three emphasis areas: 1) University and community college leadership; 2) Student affairs leadership; and 3) Higher education policy and planning.
Ph.D. in Learning & Technology The program is designed to enable students to become independent scholars, who are able to make significant contributions to knowledge in the discipline of educational psychology and the field of educational technology. The focus of the program is on the assessment and understanding of learning outcomes and processes in technology-rich learning environments and in modifying those environments in ways that promote more effective learning.
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Program Description Program Handbook Selected Syllabi
Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction This program is intended for professional educators who desire to extend and advance their studies in the theory and practice of education. Areas of emphasis include cultural and international studies in education, educational technology, mathematics education, science education, and teacher education, literacy.
Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction This course of study is for professional educators who desire to extend and advance knowledge in the theory and practice of education as university researchers or leaders in other educational settings. Areas of research emphasis include career & technical and post-sescondary education, cultural and international studies in education, educational technology, teacher education, mathematics education, and literacy.
Ph.D. in Teacher Education This program is projected for professional educators who have an interest in becoming practitioner-oriented scholars in teacher education and who are interested in teacher education as a content area for research.
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Professional Growth Plan* Courses

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